Monday, September 19, 2005

Funnies

I remember the jokes that went around school after the Challenger disaster. It was my first experience with the dark humor that sometimes helps us cope with tragedy. I think that I was 8 or 9.

I'm not on many email lists anymore and since I don't work in a big office I don't get the inter-office joke circulation. (When I worked at IBM it seemed like every other email was something "funny".) So it was fun to read the comments that follow in an article on CNN.

"Michael Brown, the director of FEMA, was nominated by President Bush in 2003 and plans to start the job any day now." -- Jon Stewart

"Experts say it could take 80 days to drain all of the flood water out of New Orleans. When President Bush heard this he said, '80 days, that's half a vacation.' " -- Conan O'Brien

"He could have started planning on Saturday when the radar showed that a hurricane was going to hit the city, but Bush thinks that the jury is still out on weather forecasting." -- Bill Maher

"To his credit, President Bush did respond quickly and he did send troops as soon as he found out Louisiana had oil." -- Jay Leno

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